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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 Radio/TV Program

Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

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Publisher's Summary

Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin), Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam (The Thick of It) star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

Run by the forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (an unfortunate marriage, namewise, but in Carolyn's opinion, marginally better than Carolyn Shappey-Knapp), her two pilots are the smooth, experienced, and almost-certainly-fired-by-a-big-airline-for-all-around naughtiness Douglas, and struggling, almost competent Martin. All-round help is provided by Carolyn's near-idiot son, Arthur.

Written by John Finnemore, writer for The News Quiz and That Mitchell & Webb Sound.

©2008 John Finnemore & Pozzitive Television Ltd 2009; (P)2009 BBC Audio

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    Gwynne O'Reagan 11-06-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Brilliant Fun!"

    Cabin Pressure is the best new UK comedy series I've found on Audible. Stephanie Cole and Roger Allam are both fantastic, and the other players are fine as well. The writing is crisp and fun, as well as intelligent and largely free of coarseness. Any listener with a sense of humor will enjoy this download. Don't forget to get series 1 as well. You will be charmed, I promise you!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    SJS 10-30-12
    SJS 10-30-12 Member Since 2013
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    "MJN Air, I love you"

    The second series is as strong as the first. I love the second episode and the revelation about Martin. He is portrayed so fantastically by Benedict Cumberbatch. He could easily be a ridiculous and unsympathetic laughingstock but as voiced by Cumberbatch, his yearnings and frustrations are as real as his shortcomings and I just want to give him a hug! The Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur episodes are both classics as well.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 05-07-14
    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 05-07-14 Member Since 2015

    A lover of audiobooks of all kinds, since childhood, when long car journeys were accompanied by Discworld stories. @ReineDesLivres (Twitter)

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    "In a word ... brilliant"

    Buy this audiobook. Buy it now. Buy it fast. You'll laugh until you're sore in the stomach listening to the adventures of MJN air, Britain's least competent but most endearing airline. This is British radio humour at its very best, and it has Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast (as Captain Martin Crieff)! The entire series is excellent - there's not a dud episode among them. I cannot wait for more episodes so come, and have listened to these ones many times and they just keep staying funny. This is a future classic, destined for the comedy hall of fame.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer edmonton, AB, Canada 04-14-13
    Amazon Customer edmonton, AB, Canada 04-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Can't stop laughing"
    Where does Cabin Pressure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best radio plays I've ever listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cabin Pressure?

    Burling Day!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I only planned to listen to each individual episode at a time, but ended up listening to the entire series.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Jacobs Philadelphia, PA United States 01-06-13
    Amy Jacobs Philadelphia, PA United States 01-06-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "Made me laugh so hard I couldn't walk!"
    What did you love best about Cabin Pressure?

    Oh, it's hard to pick just one thing - the clever, hysterically funny writing, the performances or the way it changes the way you look at everyday life?


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were many stories. And they were all funny and witty and clever. I love that!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Each narrator provided depth and nuances that broadened the characters and made them into people rather than just caricatures. The comic delivery had me staggering around the park laughing seemingly to myself on my daily walk as I listened.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Arthur says 'it's brilliant'"


    Any additional comments?

    I am so jealous of the UK for getting new episodes first.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon 06-23-12
    Brandon 06-23-12
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    ""GENIUS COMEDY!""
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have! I have recommended this to a bunch of friends most of them love it, a few aren't crazy about it but still acknowledge it's funniness.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    um Martin. His preeminence to failure despite his efforts creates great conflict.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Arthur- such a well done character


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when it made me laugh....which was all the time


    Any additional comments?

    You Won't Regret Getting This!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 08-05-15
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 08-05-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Just as BRILLIANT as series 1"

    Nothing was lost in terms of quality in series 2. This is an hilarious show with truly excellent characters and simple, but funny plot lines that are character driven. I highly recommend. You will laugh.

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    ChipOwood Arkansas 04-15-15
    ChipOwood Arkansas 04-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Be prepared to drop a little coin"

    I bought the fourth series on a deal of the day special, and got hooked five minutes into it. An all together awesome series.

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    Jessica 09-20-15
    Jessica 09-20-15
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    "Hysterical!"

    My cousin suggested this, my mother bought it for me as a gift, and I sincerely loved every moment of it. I hope there is/will be more!

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    Isabella Summittt 11-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "More hilarity!"

    Loving the characters! Stoic mechanical Sherlock as an anal wimpy airplane captain is too funny!

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  • Joan
    Wallington, United Kingdom
    7/1/11
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    "Even Better....."

    This shows that series 1 was not a fluke. This is even better. The games the crew play to stave off boredom during flights are truly inventive and are really funny signs of how tedious life can be. If you haven't heard this or series 1 yet what are you doing? Buy this now, download it immediately and listen to it over and over again to catch all the comedic nuances. Like I said of series 1, you will not be disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    Elanora HeightsAustralia
    2/15/10
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    "Fabulous"

    Cabin Pressure is fabulous. John Finnemore should be locked in a room and made to write Series 3, 4 and 5.
    Deep Trouble is another one of his outstanding comedies.
    They lighten my dark days.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Edenbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
    5/6/11
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    "First Class Comedy"

    Cabin Pressure is a real gem - very clever, beautifully written, wonderful characterizations, superbly voiced by a top class cast and most of all very, very funny. I have lost track of how many times I've listened to these two series, but it has never become jaded - love it every time.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Colin
    11/13/16
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    "fantastic"

    John Finnemore is without doubt the best modern writer working today. each episode is filled with such a delicate balance of humour and sadness. the actors are a joy to listen to.

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  • BB
    11/7/16
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    "Fabulously funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Tip top comedy. Each episode is perfectly crafted; brilliant acting and hysterically funny. Everyone in our family has a different favourite character. We've listened to this series again and again.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Douglas


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Piebald Princess
    10/20/16
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    "Cabin pressure - a laugh out loud listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but I can assure you the audio is VERY funny.


    What other book might you compare Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 to, and why?

    None, it is in a league of its own.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    All the characters are played by different people and their voices convey their characters beautifully.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, yes, yes. Although I don't have time to do that, this is an audio that I could easily listen to time and time again in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Cabin Pressure is an absolute gem of comedy. I had not heard of the author until I joined audio, but I am now a big fan of Cabin Pressure and will try some of John's other work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    9/30/16
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    "flying out of the door."

    It is good to hear performers doing work that they would normally turn down especially the likes of Roger, Benediction, Stephanie and John. Well done to them all.

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  • Jacob
    9/28/16
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    "extremely funny - John finnemore is ... brilliant "

    Roger Allam's dilevery is by far the best thing about this in my opinion, made to play the character. Obviously the rest of the cast ties the show together... would highly recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tilly
    8/16/16
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    "Loved it when it was on the BBC."

    Brilliant cast and fantastically written. Makes me laugh every time I hear it. Hilariously funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer F Rice2
    7/25/16
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    "Fabulous!"

    I love these - each one better and funnier than the last. As Arthur would say -"Brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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